Kerry Park is possibly the most recognizable destination in Seattle, though most visitors wouldn’t realize it ahead of time. If you’re looking for a place with incredible views of the Seattle skyline, this is it. Located in the Queen Anne neighborhood, Kerry Park has sweeping views of the Space Needle, downtown, Elliott Bay, and (on a clear day) Mount Rainier. Most postcard photos of the city are taken from this area, and during the sunny summer months there is almost no better place in all of Seattle to plan a picnic.
Beyond the summer, there is one other time when Kerry Park Seattle is especially popular. On New Years Eve, local residents from the Queen Anne neighborhood bundle up in plenty of layers and head to the park to watch fireworks over the Seattle skyline. This neighborhood is also known for its excellent restaurants and bars, so you could easily make a night of your visit to Kerry Park.
The most striking feature from Kerry Park is undoubtedly the view of the Space Needle. If you take the time to visit this attraction and go up to the observation deck, it is incredible to see it from the different perspective of the park. In 1927 the park was donated to the city by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kerry so that everyone could enjoy the spectacular view. While views are breathtaking at many times of day, visitors are most attracted to sunset when the buildings are all glowing in the evening light.
Kerry Park Seattle is so beautiful that you shouldn’t be surprised to see a wedding or photographs of a bride and groom taking place. While there are other popular parks throughout the city, including Discovery Park and Golden Gardens, both locals and residents alike have a certain affinity for the park on top of Queen Anne Hill that sheds a new light on a familiar skyline.